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Island Roots Charters

Cruz Bay 00830, St. John
+1 340-643-5000
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Post hurricanes

Thomas many thanks for a great day. A little bitter sweet seeing the island damage from the water... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Pam K
Amazing trip again!

Just wanted to write another review about our recent boat trip with Jason. It was the first boat... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Explore the islands both above and below the water with Island Roots Charters. We specialize in snorkeling trips and island hopping to the most popular and most secluded spots in the US and British Virgin Islands. Our team of captains can customize your day to whatever experience you’re looking for. Whether it’s above or below the sea – from sea turtles to shipwrecks, from beginner snorkelers to advanced divers, from bar hoppers to sunbathers! We’re happy to make all that and more possible! Our boats will keep you comfortable and safe while you explore this beautiful Caribbean paradise surrounded by cool trade winds, clear aqua waters, vibrant sea life, white sand beaches, and lush mountainous scenery. ASK ABOUT our Full Day, Half Day, Extended Day and Afternoon/Sunset Packages.
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Cruz Bay 00830, St. John
+1 340-643-5000

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Thomas many thanks for a great day. A little bitter sweet seeing the island damage from the water but that said the recovery is amazing! The snorkeling was some of the best we have ever done. The Indians where amazing snorkeling beautiful coral We will...More

Thank Pam K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just wanted to write another review about our recent boat trip with Jason. It was the first boat trip we have actually done where we stayed all around St John. We saw some amazing places and had the best snorkeling trip. Jason knows so much...More

Thank tripp1113
Reviewed 11 January 2018

I've been on charter with Island Roots (both with Jason and Thomas) in years past but this is my first review. After yet another great experience with Captain Jason and hearing his personal account of the storm and the following weeks/months after I felt compelled...More

1  Thank mchilds318
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Chartered captain Jason's boat for a snorkeling trip yesterday. Jason was knowledgeable, safety conscious and extremely accommodating.. Highly recommend charting one of his boat if you stay on St. Thomas.

Thank Gregorymegory
Reviewed 19 August 2017

We had Jason as our partner in crime tour guide! What a blast! He waited on us hand and foot. Super Accommodating and awesome guy! We even stole his playlist after we left. Best day of our lives!!!! Thanks Jason! Caleb, Justin, Cheese, Ashley, Blythe,...More

Thank calebcpteam
Reviewed 4 August 2017

Capt Jason took us on a quick day trip around the smaller islands surrounding St. John. Great trip. Got to see some awesome spots off the beaten path. Helped the reef out by spearing some of the invasive lion fish

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Thank bowman9491
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Had a great time. Thomas was very patient with our 1st time snorkeler. Very knowledgeable about islands. Highly recommend.

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Thank monicahg63
Reviewed 25 July 2017

Had a great time with Thomas as our captain. He suggested great places and worked in our requested stops without any problems. We had some of the best snorkeling we have ever done and a great lunch at Willy T's, where he took car of...More

Thank Croser2
Reviewed 23 July 2017

Family with 4 teenage girls hit the BVI's with Captain Thomas! We took the extended day tour (8:30 to 5:30) and had a BLAST! Snorkeled at caves and water point...off to lunch at Willy t's (jumped of course)...over to Sandy Spit to enjoy island and...More

Thank Mommacassy
Reviewed 21 July 2017

We had a wonderful day. Jason and Thomas were flexible and knowledgeable about so many great sites around the island. We had done a different tour the day before (to BVI, snorkeling etc) and found this to be comparable in pricing for a family of...More

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Nina O
16 January 2017|
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Response from Vsa800 | Reviewed this property |
I agree. Call Jason. He was able to pick us up at a different location. He is very easy to work with. Our resort had a nice beach he was able to pull in and we literally stepped off the beach into the boat.
7 February 2016|
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Response from lizut217 | Reviewed this property |
Going out to the Baths is a long boat trip and can be a but rough as well. It is absolutely worth doing it though on a charter. It's fun to swim up to the beach there and get to explore the area without a tour group. Go on... More
15 April 2015|
Response from David R | Reviewed this property |
Definitely Island Roots.